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#1 posted 04-13-2016 09:22 PM

I use a lot of mesquite, it’s an OK price but I never see thick end grain pieces like you’re describing, so maybe that’s good. Like AZWoody said, wide isn’t common. I’ve gotten 6-foot long slabs 20-24 inches wide at the most. Price also depends on where in the country you are. Even here in Texas the price varies.

AZWoody is also correct about the bugs – they are pretty much impossible to get rid of unless you heat the wood. I’ve given up keeping the sapwood, sick of building bug coffins for large pieces. I just cut it all off. Color contrast is gone but mesquite interior has such a rich looking grain and color I don’t care.

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